Catherine Sundt

Catherine Sundt is originally from Michigan, and did her doctoral research in Madrid, Spain. Her graduate work focused on 19th-century urban texts, costumbrismo, the construction of the imagined city, and the work of Wenceslao Ayguals de Izco and Antonio Flores. She earned an MA and a PhD in Iberian Literatures and Cultures from Ohio State, where she taught language, literature, and composition courses. Her current teaching interests include urban literature, modern Spain, and the intersections between 19th and 21st-century media.


Sundt, Catherine. “From Folletos to ‘Fake News’: The Origins of the Political Fragmentation of Media.” Decimonónica 15.2 (2018): 48-65.

Sundt, Catherine. “Palacios, Puertas y Plazas: The Construction of Urban Spaces in the Popular Press (1833-1868).” Hispanófila 171 (2014): 253-268.

Sundt, Catherine. “Reciprocal Development of the Lived City and the Popular Press (1833-1868).” Decimonónica 11:1 (2014): 32-48.

Sundt, Catherine. "Resisting and Reimagining: Flores, Ayguals, and 19th-Century Technological Innovation." Hipertexto 18 (2013): 70-80.

Sundt, Catherine. "Religion and Power: The Appropriation of Da Vinci′s The Last Supper in Viridiana and L′ultima cena." Romance Notes 49:1 (2009):71-79.

Stillerman, Joel and Catherine Sundt. "Embeddedness and Business Strategies among Santiago, Chile′s Farmers and Flea Market Vendors." Street Entrepreneurs: People, Place, & Politics in Local and Global Perspective. Ed. Alfonso Morales and John Cross. New York: Routledge, 2007. 180-200.

Teaching and Research Portfolio


B.A., Spanish, Grand Valley State University (2006)
M.A., Iberian Literatures and Cultures, Ohio State (2008)
Ph.D., Iberian Literatures and Cultures, Ohio State (2012)